While speaking with Collider, actor Armie Hammer stated he’s still interested in making a sequel to Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that had him co-starring with Henry Cavill and Alicia Vikander. Adding how fans could get themselves involved in the process.
HAMMER: “I would do another Man from U.N.C.L.E.in a heartbeat. Like, in a heartbeat. If someone wrote a really good piece of fanfic, I’d narrate it. If someone wrote an extremely good piece of fanfic, I would make sure it got to fuckin’ Guy and Lionel [Wigram, producer] and be like, ‘You guys need to read this, and then give this person co-writing credit, ’cause let’s just get this movie made, let’s just do this.'”
There is a reason Warner Bros. didn’t rush to make a sequel as the original only made $107 million globally on a budget of $75 million, which would suggest the film flopped when you consider the costs of marketing and distribution. From a business standpoint, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to make a theatrical sequel.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe.
While the original film didn’t do great at the box office there is always a shot that a streaming option like HBO Max might be a way that a sequel could see the light of day. I wouldn’t be shocked if HBO Max at least considered making an exclusive film or limited miniseries for their streaming service as it would remove the need to hit box office goals.
Henry Cavill is already doing The Witcher for Netflix, so he likely wouldn’t be opposed to doing something for streaming. I think it’s more about coaxing people like Guy Ritchie and other cast members.
There is certainly a fanbase for a sequel but the costs seem to be a real issue why Warner Bros. hasn’t really done much with it.